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What were the arguments for and against a demonstration of the bomb in Tokyo Harbor?
– Japan was ready to call for a truce and a demonstration would be enough for the Japanese authorities to decide to surrender. The arguments against the demonstration of the bomb: – There were only two nuclear bombs ready and not using them effectively, Japanese might still think they have chance and continue the war.
Did we test the atomic bomb before using it in Japan?
The Hiroshima bomb was a uranium gun that had not been tested prior to its use because the scientists were confident that its design would work. The United States’ atomic bombings of Japan introduced the world to the unprecedented danger and power of nuclear weapons.
Why was the decision made to use the atomic bomb on Japan quizlet?
Truman’s decision to order the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan was based largely on the desire to end the war quickly with the fewest number of casualties possible. President Truman was attending a conference in London with allied leaders in May of 1945 when he learned of the success of the first atomic bomb test.
Was the fat man tested?
On 16 July 1945, a Y-1561 model Fat Man, known as the Gadget, was detonated in a test explosion at a remote site in New Mexico, known as the “Trinity” test.
Was the use of atomic bomb justified?
The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was justified at the time as being moral – in order to bring about a more rapid victory and prevent the deaths of more Americans. However, it was clearly not moral to use this weapon knowing that it would kill civilians and destroy the urban milieu.
Why did US decide to drop the atomic bomb quizlet?
Why did the United States decide to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima? The US dropped the bomb because Truman knew it would destroy an entire city and it would save American lives because they would not have to go fight to take over the city. The Americans could have sent troops in but at what coast.